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Leonie Barrie

Leonie BarrieBiography

Leonie Barrie joined just-style as managing editor 14 years ago, and during that time has been instrumental in steering the site's editorial content and direction. Under her leadership, just-style has raised its profile internationally, and today boasts a team of contributors around the world who provide a unique blend of up-to-the-minute news, research and analysis on the apparel and footwear industry and its supply chain.

An experienced business journalist with a background in fashion and textiles, Leonie has written extensively about global sourcing and production, technology, emerging markets, as well as retail, brand and marketing strategies. She has also interviewed industry leaders across the globe. As managing editor Leonie has travelled around the world to gain first-hand experience of the industry in various countries, and continues to deliver keynote speeches, chair roundtable and panel sessions at conferences, and write about the international apparel industry and the challenges and opportunities it faces. 

Columns by Leonie Barrie


just-style editor Leonie Barrie shares her thoughts on some of the top stories in the news.

Articles by Leonie Barrie

Woolworths Australia moves to single PLM platform 4 March 2015

Woolworths Australia is replacing multiple legacy systems and spreadsheets with a single PLM platform across all divisions and product categories.

The US-EAC Cooperation Agreement is an “important stepping stone” for deeper ties between the two blocsUS-East Africa pact paves way for regional AGOA 3 March 2015

The US has signed a new trade cooperation agreement with five East African countries, in a move that also paves the way for a special East African regional strategy under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Amber Road acquires ecVision in $33m deal 3 March 2015

Global trade management (GTM) software provider Amber Road is adding to its capabilities with the $33m acquisition of Hong Kong based ecVision, which specialises in global sourcing and collaborative supply chain solutions for companies such as Li & Fung, PVH Corp, Coach, Brown Shoe Company and VF Corp.

New tool to reduce colour communication errors 3 March 2015

New benchtop spectrophotometers that help overcome the challenge of measuring and communicating colour across the supply chain, from concept design through final product, have just been launched by X-Rite.

Lindex uses the Bionic-Finish Eco in its kids’ outerwearLindex bans PFCs and urges suppliers to follow 2 March 2015

Swedish fashion chain Lindex has banned the use of PFCs in all its garments, teamed up with a chemical company to ensure it delivers on its promise – and hopes to persuade all its suppliers to phase out PFCs to avoid contamination from other brands.

Energy efficient machines on show at Texprocess 2 March 2015

The latest energy and cost-saving developments in garment production machinery will be under the spotlight at the upcoming Texprocess trade fair taking place in May.

The detergent indicator from Joanneum Research changes colour at a pH of 8 or aboveGarment label to protect sensitive skin 2 March 2015

Fabrics that change colour to indicate the presence of detergents that could irritate sensitive skin also have the potential to be used in garment labels, their developer says.

Puma Argentina selects SCE tool to enhance logistics 2 March 2015

Sportswear business Puma Argentina has selected Infor Supply Chain Execution (SCE) to enhance its logistics operations and help support growth.

An international speaker line-up is promised for the upcoming ASBCI size and fit conferenceSize and fit issues the focus of upcoming conference 27 February 2015

Leading specialists from the fashion supply chain will be sharing their expertise on size and fit at a conference taking place in the UK next month, with speakers lined up from Marks & Spencer, Tesco, C&A and Debenhams.

ILO upholds right to strike 27 February 2015

The right to strike has been upheld as a fundamental right at work by the International Labour Organization (ILO), following a crucial tripartite meeting in Geneva earlier this week.

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